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correct. five games. oh, i picked the mets, not the royals, by the way. it was still stunning and a great run. they made us proud. they really made us proud. >> they made everybody proud. >> thank you, bruce. nbc "nightly news" is straight ahead. >> thank you so much for joining us. we'll see you back here at 11:00. good night. tonight, adirowing air disaster mystery. what caused a passenger jet to suddenly fall out of th sky, killing everyone on board? was it terrorism or a d, tragic accident and could a previous crash hold the clue to solving what happened. commanding lead. our brand new poll numbers out tonight shing ben carson surging nationally. the highest for any gop candidate all year. and also, our nbc news exclasive. i go one-on-one with president obama on his new mission. kids swiping and surfing the web before they can walk and
talk. a eye opening new look at toddlers and text. and coping with cancer. brad and angeline a, a rare interview together opening up to tom brokaw about her health scare and how they are doing now. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening. we wrapped up a pair of interviews with president obama here in newark a short time ago and we'll have our exclusive conversation shortly. but we do want to start with a deeply troubling mystery okea packed comme hrcial airline that we know broke up in flight. it killed all 224 people on board. the russian airbus filled with vacationers went down on saturday over the sinai desert avoided tonight by many other airlines. there is no evidence na terrorism, data gathered by u.s. intelligence satellite is raising new concerns.
our coverage begins with bill neely in cairo. >> reporter: the wreckage tells a ory. of a plane that broke apart in mid-air, scattered so far a satellite was used to nd debris. each piece, a clue in this mystery. vestigators wor ed on the two flight recorders today. extracting information but releasing none. the airline metro jet claims a technical fault couldn't have caused the crash, blaming an external impact. insist that isn't based on fact. one fact we know is that the doomed plane was involved in a previous accident. it's tail hitting the ground, landing here in cairo, 14 years ago. and nobody is ruling out terrorism. isis, which operates in the graa, claims itwned the plane. egypt and russia discounting that, the u.s. is not. >> we don't have any direct evidence of any terrorist involvement yet.
>> reporter: the bodies of nearly 200 people are back in russia now. among the de, th s e sheen family, pictured leaving for egypt. and the youngest evvictim, 10-month-old doreena, waiting to go home, lost in a disaster, still to be explained. bill neely, nbc news, cairo. this is tom costello with a tail of the plane found several miles from the rest of the wreckage, the evidence of what went wrong would be found in explosive residue or a hairline facture in the fuselage. the airbus a-321 was 18 years old with 56,000 flight hours it should be considered mid aged. but there was the 2001 tail strike in cairo. and they will look at the plane. each time a plane takes off or lands the skin of the aircraft contracts and expands.
the results can be catastrophic. >> aftow many cycles, ups and downs, the crashes reach a critical point and st eak open. >> it happened before in 1985, a japan airlines 747 came apart in flight killing 520 people. a faulty repair performed seven years earlier was blamed. 1988, the top of a aloha airline flight killed a flight attendant killed out of the plane. the salt air was blamed. and in 202, 225 people were killed from a china airlines 747 disintegrated in mid air. they blamed the faulty repair made 22 years earlhe f spotty metal fatigue can be challenging. >> it could be covered up by dirt, oil and grime and not visible to the naked eye during an inspection. >> and there is the late development tonight. tonight a senior defense official tells nbc news that an american infrared
satellite detected a heat flash at the same time over the sinai where the plane crashed crashed. u.s. analysts believe it could be an explosion on the aircraft itself. either a fuel tank or bom'. but there is no indication that a service to air missile brought down this plane. lester. >> tom costello tonight, thank you. now to the results of the brand new nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing ben carson out in front in a major way. he has surged to 29%. the highest for any republican candidate so far in our polls. carson is also the first candidate to have a combined 50% of republican voters say he is either the first or second choit . our hallie jackson takes a look as carson seems to be solidifying his place as front-runner. >> reporter: received like a rock star, today in florida. one of the kawhiest candidates, ben carson, greeted fired-up fans.
[ singing ] >> i continue to do what i've been doing and that is to tell the truth and talk about the issues that are important to the people. >> reporter: carson now the first or second choice for fully half of ede people we polled. the new republican front-runner also at the front of a fight to shake-up gop debates. his advisers part of a huddle of campaigns ub happy with the last debate. on stage all adversaries but around the table accompliced angry and looking for these demands. 30 seconds for opening and closing statements. control over on screen graphic and no lightning rounds and room temperature below 67. no sweat for them. but there is the heat as the campaigns cut out party leaders to de'al d ectlp. with tv neodtwks. >> this is similar to what the campaigns did in the previous two cycles. >> to hell with the press. >> ut now a curveball with trump negotiating separate negotiations himself.
>> hat yhu are seeing ie the conservative and the outsider wing has taken charge of the energy of the part. >> and this reshaped by anti-establishment forces, jeb bush stuck at 8% in the poll is trying to find new footing with the rebohi. and the new slogan and embraced b this energized crowd, looking for a fighter and finding one. bush, taking a dig at his former prot edgy marco rubio. >> the challenges we face as a nation are too great to roll the dice on another presidential experiment. both looking ahead to the nextemhowdown eight days away. t who will come out on top, still up for debate. one bush aide warned on twitter today, comebacks tame time and polls don't change overnight. lester. >> hallie, thanks. a big health square for chipolte which has shut down dozens of restaurants amid news of an e. coli outbreak.
people sickened and hospitalized after eating at the restaurant. and investors are worning there could be a spike in cases. miguel almaguer with late details. >> reporter: the e. coli outbreak linked to chipolte, the popular chain tt promoted the mexican food made from fresh, healthy ingredients has hospitalized at least eight peopgh with 22 reported sick in washington state and oregon, a number expected to rise. >> thefroy i w scent to the e.r. is when i started to feel it. >>ed ashley became violently ill three days after she ate at this portland air chipolte. >> i was terrified that i was going to go to bed and not wake up. >> the very young and the elderly have the most vulnerable to becoming sick from e. coli. with no cause for the outbreak identified, chipolte says up to eight of the kitchens may be connected to the contamination. over the weekend, chipolte voluntarily shut down every location, 43 of them
oregon, area. we immediately closed all of our restaurants in the area ought of an abundance of caution, even though the vast majority of the restaurants have no reported problems. tonight health officials are talking to patients and testing ingredients. >> the food product at chipolte may be the source of their infe stion. we could potentially have more severe cases. >> reporter: health officials warn other re aurants and distributors could also be effected. tonight chipolte is working with tate alth departments and federal investigators to pinpoint the ingredient as the popular chain is closed in two western states. on wednesday health officials hope to know the exact source and strain of the e. coli outbreak. by then they will have an updated number of people who have been effected by the illness. lester. >> miguel, thank you. late today, at least a dozen cars slided in a giant
pietle-up in a massive dust storm known as a haboob wiped out visibility in' highway south of bakersfield, california. five peo e were injured? and the southeast has a potentihl torvedo outbreak from a danger thunderstorm system. in the atlanta area relentless rain has caused widespread flooding stranding drivers on the roadways. now to our exclusive interview with president obama. the president's push for sweeping criminal justice reform brought in here to newark, this afternoon. where he met with clients at an addiction recovery house. the president who has been calling for reduced prison sentences and diversioe programs for nonviolent drug offenders visited integrity house to highlight their work in helping formerly jailed offenders re-enter society.plcriminal justice reform enjoys rare bipartisan support in washington. after his visit he sat down with me to talk about what is at stake. >> you take out the underpinning of justice which is deterrent when you say
no jail ora diversion or shorter sentences. are you afraid it could send the wrong message? >> actually, nobody is talking about no jail in all ircumstances. the question is just how do we go through the various levels of the criminal justice system and tailer it so we are getting the best results which is safe streets and a reduce incarceration that results in us as a society spending $80 billion a year. and some of it is necessary. i've said repeatedly. atif you have violent criminals out there, they need to be inca citated n taken off the streets. nobody is invested than i am in co ntinuing the trend toward reduced crime. >> almost every time you speak about criminal justice reform you ultimately note that the system is u air to black and hispanic boys and men. and i wonder if you could explain a bit more specifically. you talking about the point of arrest, the interactions with
police or within the course system? >> pretty much up and down the line what we see is disparities in how white, black, hispanic suspects are treated. higher arrest rates, tougher sentencing, longer sentences. where it is happening, u can't always isolate within the system. there may be several biases that take place. there may be predispositions that end up resulting in these disparities but we know they are happening. >> your own fbi director has raised this idea, the ferguson effect, that police officers may le laying back a bit, they don't want to end up on somebody's cam corder and as a result we're seeing a spike in homicides in some cities. do you fear that could undermind or derail
>> what is absolutely true is that we've seen s e spikes in violent crime in some cities. over all, the violent crime rate is still near the historic lows. weg 've seen a spike in some cities this year but it is still close to the historic lows. >> but is it something that you think that police officers are ofeeling. >> we have not seen any evidence of that. and i think the fbi director would be the first to say that he's heard anecdotal suggestions that may be happening on selective sites but we don't know. >> so many hopes and aspirations were placed on you as the fi t african-american president. as you approach this area of criminal justice reform, is this in your mind y defining mome , that would seal the legacy of what we would african-american president? >> you know, this is something that is important to me. you know, one of the things that i've consistently said, as president, is that i'm
the president of all people. i am very proud that my presidency can help to galvanize and mobilize america on behalf ofoussues of racial disparity and racial justice. >> we have heard last friday when the decision was announced to put amall number of u.s. operation forces on the ground in northern sy a. many will look at that and say you've broken your promise about boots on ground. have you in ? >> well keep in mind we have run special ops already. and this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on front lines fighting au fire fights with isil. i've been consistent throug ut that we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with a battalions and
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there is no denying that mobile devices have revoluonizedhe way we live. g tte children coming into this n:digital world will never know a time without them.d r stephanie gosk looks at a new study how technology is radically changing childhood. >> reporter: as a society, we are sucked into our digital devices. adults, teenagers, and norow even babiesy when the journal of pediatrics looked at a all sample of low income parents in philadelphia, it found nearly half of children less than a year old use a mobile device every day. by the age of two, that percentage jumps up to nearly 80%. the parents in the study relied heavily on digital distraction while doing housework, in public, and at bed time. >> children adopted these devices early on. they use them frequently. and by age four, most
of them owned their own personal device. >> reporter: recent research suggests the numbers are high nationwide as well. >> you are in a re aurantrand she's crying and you are just trying to eat, what do you do? >> that is exactly when i take it out. and she actually eats if she is watching it. >> reporter: the reality is that smartphones and tablets are now nearly unavoidable. but the american academy of pediatrics esert.ommend moderation. discourage screen tim, in children under two. set limits. don't use technology to calm toddlers. and if you do download apps, choose widely. there are 80,000 advertised as educational. but no matter how good the content, pediatricians say healthy child eslopment requires face-to-face time and free play. so don't forget to unplug, power down, and let them entertain themselves stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. we're back in a moment with a mystery.
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few years ago a blood tested revealed that angelina carried c a1 gene. so in 2013 she had both breasted remove and underwent reconstructive urgeon n. march of this year while editing by the sea, her doctor called with news that mother blood test shows she could have signed of early ovarian cancer. she called brad right away. >> i was out in france and angie called me and i got straight on the plane to return, seeing my wife have to be her strongest and knowing that it is the scariest of news is terribly moving. >> together they faced the crisis. and although it ended up she does have a full-blown tumor, she had herov aries and philopian tubes removed. for brad, the past few years have been inspirational. >> how do you see your role in all of that?
>>e support, whatever has got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done. she was doing it for her kids ab her family. >> he made it very clear what he loved and what was a woman to him was somebody who was smart and capable and care about r family, that io wasn't about yoriur physical body. >> tom brokaw with brad pitt and angelina jolie. that will do it for us